Rapidly Fatal Hemorrhagic Pneumonia and Group A Streptococcus Serotype M1

Teresa Spanu, Rosaria Santangelo, Vincenzo Arena, Fabio Cavallaro, Maria Santagati, Marina Scillato, Giacomo Castiglione, Marco Falcone, Mario Venditti, Stefania Stefani

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Abstract

We report 3 cases of fulminant hemorrhagic pneumonia in previously health patients. Sudden-onset hemoptysis and dyspnea developed; all 3 patients and died <12 h later of massive pulmonary bleeding, despite aggressive supportive care. Postmortem analysis showed that the illnesses were caused by group A Streptococcus emm1/sequence type 28 strains.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • group A Streptococcus emm1
  • pneumonia

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